Review: Mouse – Richard Ford Burley

Mouse

Mouse is probably everyone’s last choice in almost anything. Mouse is autistic, non-verbal, but a bright kid. After making friends in his new school with a girl named Bliss, he sees a ghost of his neighbor’s sister, learns some magic–and learns that he’s apparently destined to save the world.


Why this book?: I know the author from twitter, and they offered me a copy when it came out. Plus it just generally sounds amazing.

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Review: Not Your Sidekick (Sidekick Squad #1) – C.B. Lee

Not Your Sidekick (Sidekick Squad, #1)

With Jess’s parents being Andover’s local heroes, and her sister being the most recent up and coming hero, Jess is desperate to show powers before her 17th birthday. When she doesn’t, her job search lands her an internship–but with Andover’s local villains.


Why this book?: I was looking for something fun, and I’ve lost count the amount of times I’ve had this recommended to me.

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Review: Fortitude Smashed (Camellia Clock Cycle #1) – Taylor Brooke

Fortitude SmashedThe Camellia Clock is a clock that counts down to the moment you meet your soulmate. When Detective Shannon Wurther attempts to arrest an art thief, both his and the thief’s clock go off.


Why this book?: Because everyone’s gotta love that old Soulmate AU. Also, it’s M/M, and is #OwnVoices for mental illness.

I would like the thank Taylor Brooke and the People at Interlude Press for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Short Story Review: Waiting on a Bright Moon – JY Yang

Waiting on a Bright Moon: A Tor.com Original

While Xin is using her song-magic to connect with another ansible, a dead body comes through the portal, sparking an investigation that introduces her to Starmage Ouyang Suqing.


Why this story?: I’m highly anticipating JY Yang’s Tensorate novellas, and decided to take the plunge into their work by reading the short story that Tor.com published on their website.

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Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Monty and Percy are to start on their Grand Tour, travelling Europe for a year before going their separate ways, after a life-long friendship. After Monty steals a valuable item in the heat of an uncomfortable moment, they, along with Monty’s sister Felicity, are chased across Europe to solve the mystery put before them.


Why this book?: It’s a very hyped up M/M historical romance with my type of comedy thrown in. I’m not normally a fan of historical, but this sounds amazing.

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Review: The Tiger’s Watch (Ashes of Gold #1) – Julia Ember

The Tiger's Watch (Ashes of Gold Book 1)Tashi is an inhabitor, someone who’s life is bonded to an animal that allows them to see and act through that animal’s body. When the invading Myeik army destroys the capital, Tashi and their friend Pharo flee to a monastery–that the enemy turns into a hospital.


Why this book?: Julia Ember, and a genderfluid MC. Also, it sounds badass.

I would like to thank Julia Ember and Harmony Ink Press for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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